In a bid to curbing the spread of coronavirus, China is set to build a new hospital before two weeks in the central city of Wuhan.
By February 3, the facility with a capacity of 1,000 beds spread over 25,000 square metres, will be ready for use in treating people affected by the outbreak of the virus.
Xinhua said the new facility is aimed at “alleviating the shortage of medical treatment resources and improving the ability to care for patients”.
Reports have it that the coronavirus left at least 26 people dead and millions of life are on the line.
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Chinese officials have said the virus likely originated from wild animals at a seafood market in the city but it has since spread to several countries around Asia and beyond.
The outbreak led authorities to impose travel restrictions and cancel public events to manage the spread.